It is a good school. the school can be lot better if school administration (especially principal) and some stabborn teachers can forget their personal grivences and work for the students. Parents participation is also very low - especially fathers! there were hardly any father present in PTA meetings for the last 4 years i was associated with the PTA. presence of students very much needed especially in SLT(school leadership team) meetings and they must have an opportunity to express their problems/solutions without fear of repercussion! this school has lots of potential please try to keep it up.
It's average. Way too many students. Some of the teachers are really good, while others are just waiting until their retirement comes up.
I went to this school it was called Benjamin Franklin , I am 61 now, I still miss the old neighbor hood and my teachers and just being in school and being young again wow dont I wish
I attended this Highschool . It was called Benjamin Franklin HS. I managed to get through College and medical school, and attended law school. Typical PR hispanic boy. Went through the USAF and retired. I learned a great deal here. There was only one problem that I remember; bad kids in classes who should be in jail, not in school. Thank God, back then there was tracking....
Manhattan Center is a great school because it offers many opportunites which when used effectively can result in a great High School career. However, this school is overcrowded and that issue does extend on to the staff and the student who sturggle to strech out limited resources. The area is also not very good, but the school does attempt to make the school as safe as possible. Overall, in my personal opinion and experience, Manhattan Center is a great school for fostering a good education to those students who desire to be successful and who put in the effort.
I now have three children attending this school now. I have one senior, one freshman and one in the middle. This year I have seen a notable drop in school quality and student s altitudes. Some great programs are disappearing and some cut down. The student body is starting to appear as average. My oldest child use to have a great summer selecting from programs to volunteer ant the hospitals to attending CCNY classes. Some teachers these days have the opinion of more homework rules over better quality homework. My kids were overwhelmed with homework during this past Spring-break. There are more and more crazy project deadlines and unreasonable workload. So now my children are overworked and have to deal with lower standards in student body. I changed my previous rating from 4/5 stars to 3/5 stars.
I love MCSM. My parents wantedme to transfer out of the school before they learned anything about it. Now they regret the decision, and so do I. I want to stay there. The staff are incredible. The principle and deans are strict but cool. I love my guidance councler. I love Manhattan Center!
Ahh, it offers great opportunities for future success. Every one student there has potential, therefore is a great environment introduced to prior to college.
The Teachers are the most awesome people on the planet. You couldnt find better dedicated workers who want children to succeed.
Manhattan Center offers a pretty diverse group of students and there's no such thing as 'cliques' in our school. Everyone simply gets along and mingle, thus making MCSM one of the best schools ever.
I like my school because unlike other schools in NYC, we don't have to wear uniform and we have outside lunch. It is one of the biggest and prettiest school I've seen.
We have 14 AP courses. We can go outside for lunch and have the freedom to stay in to eat or not. We have a park right near our school.
Manhattan Center is a great High School. It specializes in Math and Science, two strong educational subjects. The school provides many rigorous programs for students to excel in life. They have a great community service status, including a recently upgraded Greenhouse. MCSM helps students by offering Advanced Placement courses. They have great after school activities for both academic and personal interests. This school is ranked among the top Math and Science school within the district. It was many great qualities and offers great opportunities, which is why students are attracted to attending it.
Manhattan Center is an excellent school. It certainly proves that looks can be deceiving. The teachers are all wonderfully experiences and proves every student with wonderful knowledge along with interest. Connecting with teachers are very easy as many seem to be like your friends. The school is highly diverse with kids coming from all over the five boroughs. With no doubt, the courses ranged with AP classes to electives courses such as Forensic Science. Most of all, the school is all about safety of the students in the school.
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics has a great campus. A mall is being constructed right next to the school, anything you want to eat during lunch is right around the corner. Did i forget to mention we get to go out for lunch. The school also offers several ap courses and even if your a pretty average student they make your transcript look glorified by giving you as many classes as they can so that you can graduate with an advanced diploma and more credits than required. Regents scores in Manhattan Center are generally high and in my opinion we have some of the best and most caring teachers.
I love MCSM. The teacher are great and you make a lot of good friends.
My school has the best teachers ever. Everyone of them have a unique personality and they are easy to talk to!
Our students contribute to their communities (home and school) above and beyond the rigorous workload that they challenge themselves with. They take great pride in all that they do and they truly make a difference for themselves, their classmates, their school, and the great city of New York. I am blessed to have the opportunity to work with and learn from these amazing children.
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